Big voter turnout reported in Jackson


JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) – Long voting lines have been a common sight all over mid-Michigan this election day.

And officials say that’s also holding true in Jackson.

“Yeah it was a big turnout for us. It will probably get to 35 of 40 percent before the night is over,” said City Clerk Andrew Wrozek. “None of the precincts have been having much trouble. Everything is running smoothly. The numbers and the counters are right. So, print the results at end of the night. Bring them down to city hall and make sure everything is in sync.”

There are 16 voting precincts in the city of Jackson.

6 News checked in with a polling place in the Loomis Park neighborhood, on the east side of the city.

There was a steady stream of voters, who say they wanted to make sure they have their say in this election.

“I am excited about it. I have been voting here for 17 years, and really there is quite a bit of cars in the parking lot. People going in and out,” said voter Hiram Durate.

“Oh it felt good. I felt like maybe my vote will make a difference,” said voter Nicholas Hough.

“Oh it felt wonderful. I have been telling all of my children and everyone I know to please go and vote,” said voter Diane Loring.

There was a disturbance reported Tuesday morning at a polling place outside Jackson, in Summit Township.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says people became irate after they were told they couldn’t campaign inside the polling place, and a loud argument occurred.

Deputies say the situation resolved itself before authorities arrived.

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